The first of two weekend-long beta tests for Titanfall 2, one of the most anticipated online multiplayer games of the year, is now open.
Players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have from now until Sunday to get a taste of the mech-filled first-person shooter from Respawn Entertainment. (Respawn shared a note with fans about why the beta wouldn’t be available to players on PC. In short, it hasn’t yet optimized for different hardware setups.)
The Titanfall 2 MP Tech Test is now live on Xbox One and PS4.— Jon Shiring (@jonshiring) August 19, 2016
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According to Respawn, the test for the first weekend includes:
• New multiplayer maps (Boomtown and Homestead) and all-new loadouts.
• Two new Titans: Ion and Scorch.
• New game modes including Bounty Hunt, 5v5, Pilots vs. Pilots, 8v8.
The second test weekend, Aug, 26-28, will add Amped Hardpoint (6v6) mode and the Forward Base Koda map. Instructions for joining the betas can be found here.
Titanfall 2 has already received critical praise, with 2016 Game Critics Awards nominations for best of show, best action game, and a win for best online multiplayer.
The game launches on Oct. 28 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.